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the danger? and the need for protection? even secretary of state hillary clinton weighed in. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: the vice president raised eyebrows and some outrage. when asked about the diplomats in libya whose rekwepss for additional security forces fell on deaf ears. >> they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: "we" seemed an interesting pronoun for him to use, given that the very day before the debate, two of those security officers testified before congress about their frustrations with the state department. >> i asked for 12 agents, his response to that was, "you are asking for the sun, moon and the stars. >> reporter: today, mitt romney seized on biden's comments. >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony, of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: and the white house attempted to clarify. >> the vice president was speaking about hims
't. someone couldn't bring himself initially to say under clinton we had great job growth and under obama lousy. that's just him, his natural instinct to to blur the partisan differences. i think that will change in the next debate. >> you definitely will. he will go right at romney. this is going to be an entirely different -- >> i think that's right. one of the other question, will we see a different kind of moderation? this was a brand-new format where jim leer he wanted to get out of the way and said he was effective in doing that. do you agree. >> i completely agree. i thought jim lehrer was absolutely great and it was a relief. i didn't even know in advance that this agreement had been made that the way the moderator would moderate would be a little more laid back. this is what it was. jim lehrer is old school and a pro. he didn't think it was all about him. he department think it was about getting the camera on him. he didn't think it was about him being the anchor with the whip. you know what i mean? he would ask a question and he would let these two guys either challenge each oth
. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum after last week's debate. president obama is leading romney three points after being up six points after his speech. romney focusololk coke us on hi plan. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney wil
such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway that group. this morning, releasing an ad narrated by morgan freeman, showcasing what the campaign calls the president's conviction. later this week, former president bill clinton and bruce springsteen will stump in ohio for mr. obama. and on thursday, the president joins jon stewart on "the daily show." it will be his sixth appearance and second since becoming president. but the performance that really matters is the one that comes next tuesday. the second presidential debate. mr. obama headed to williamsburg, virginia, today, for a couple of days of practice. and mitt romney is doing debate practice this weekend. it is tuesday, the big time we see them in the second debate. >> indeed. a lot of democrats, especially, say those adjustments are key. >>> for more on this, we have john avlon, senior c
're still raising money. tonight in los angeles mr. obama will be joined by bill clinton at a fund-raiser, and the president continues to shatter records. he's nearly doubled the number of fund-raisers george bush held and has dwarfed his other predecessors. it's paid off. last month a new fund-raising record, $181 million in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the public financing system. now, mitt romney is going to continue today to try and flip florida into his column. he has another appearance in port st. lucie a little bit later today. >> astonishing numbers, david, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the political showdown, not between presidential candidates, but rather
of state hillary clinton is strongly condemning the taliban, shooting of a 14-year-old activist in pakistan. protester have hit the streets across pakistan to express their outrage. the teenager has been an outspoken advocate for the roog rights of girls to get educated. doctors removed a bullet from her head and she remains in intensive care. >>> bicyclist lance arm string has demanded to know the name of those accusing him. the anti-doping agency has complied, revealing 11 of armstrong's former team mates are among those who testified against him. they provided detail of the substances he used. armstrong continues to insist he never cheated. >>> to the road to the world series, an excitingened to last night's orioles/yankees game. yankees behind, bottom of the ninth. the pinch hitter. bill. -- ibanez, too iffed it up. bottom of the 129. same thing. the yanks win it 3-2. they lead that series, 2-1. game four tonight in the bronx. >>> yesterday's other games, saint louis beat washington to take 2-1 lead in the series. san francisco, topped cincinnati. that series is typed. and back in ameri
it together with the former clinton budget director. >> who disavows it. >> who came from t-- here's the point, martha. >> which was rejected. >> if we don't fix this problem pretty soon, current seniors get cut. here is the problem. 10,000 people are retiring every single dale in america. they will for 20 years. >> martha, if we just did one thing, if we just -- if they just allow medicare to bargain for the cost of drugs like medicaid can, that would save $156 billion right off the bat. >> and it would deny seniors choices. >> all -- seniors are not denied. they are not denied. look, folks, all you seniors out there. have you been denied choices? you have lost medicare advantage? >> because it's working right now. >> vice president biden, let me ask you, if it could help solve the problem, way not very slowly raise the medicare eligibility age by two years? >> look, i was there when weapon did that with social security. in 1983. i was one of eight people sitting in the room that included tip o'neil, negotiating with president reagan. we all got together, everybody said, as long as everybody'
in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. the most that an incumbent president has raised in a single month. but mitt romney charging ahead with his debate performance now getting one of his biggest crowds yet. >> i'm convinced that you'll have a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. and next january, we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: the newest daily gallup poll has imbehind two points. in the state of wisconsin tightening, too. >> i feel good to be home. >> reporter: and "saturday night live" with its own version of the debate. >> excuse me, governor -- mr. president? >> yeah, what's up? >> mr. president, governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. [ laughter ] would you care to respond? >> no, you two, go ahead. [ laughter ] >> reporter: more debates to come. the gallup daily trac
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